Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3598440006
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440007
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released April 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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This title discusses the importance of collection appraisal in the context of archival work as a whole, beginning with an examination of the importance of appraisal for information specialists, records managers, corporate offices' information and knowledge managers, and archivists, against the background of the "information explosion".

Archival Appraisal is invaluable for all those responsible for the use and administration of archives. Thanks to its user friendly structure, the numerous clear examples and the practical explanations, this volume offers the user an exceptional introduction to the topic.

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Table of Contents

Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Overview of Appraisal: What Is It? Who Does It? Why Is It Done?.
2: Appraisal and Archival Appraisal in Modern Organizations – Purpose, Participants, Roles and Responsibilities.
3: The Many Views on Appraisal in Archive Programmes.
4: Archival Appraisal Briefly Reviewed in Historical Context.
5: Practising Appraisal – Common Grounds and Common Problems.
6: Architecture of Responsible Appraisal – A Foundation and a Framework.
7: A Brief General Summary.
An Introductory Study Guide.
Some Definitions with Explanations.
Archival Appraisal and the Preservation of Audio-Visual Records at Concordia University Archives, Montreal, Canada. By Nancy Marrelli.
The Acquisitions Planning Process.
Mandate of City of Toronto Archives.
Acquisition Policy and Procedures, Appraisal Criteria and Glossary of Terms for the City of Toronto Archives.
Appraisal Report Form: City of Toronto Archives.